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Vicksburg National Monument

Vicksburg, MS
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Count the Steps

Count the Steps to determine the significance. View the names inside. The view is fabulous. This... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dallas, Texas
Illinois Civil War Monument

This was my personal favorite, of all the monuments. The state of Illinois spent half their state's... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jefferson, Georgia
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  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Count the Steps to determine the significance. View the names inside. The view is fabulous. This is on the driving trail through the Vicksburg Battlefield.

Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my personal favorite, of all the monuments. The state of Illinois spent half their state's budget on this one, the year they placed it! It has gold leaf inside the craved letters on the top of the entrance, and impressive tiling, as well...More

Thank CBGeorgia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most impressive of all the monuments on the National Cemetery drive. Good vantage point of the surroundings that captures the true enormity of this pivotal hard won battlefield.

Thank JohnOmaha_Nebraska
Reviewed 19 July 2017

A huge monument within the Vicksburg park. There are a lot of steps up to building. Even if you don't go up the steps, it is still amazing to look at from the small parking lot. It is also next door to one of the...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017

This is the Illinois Monument located in the Vicksburg National Military Park. It is beautiful to visit though the park needs to make an effort to do some cleaning of the oxidation of the bronze inside. Beautiful view from the top steps. Located next to...More

Thank NDLA
Reviewed 12 July 2017

What an awesome stop on the tour in the Military Park. I was truly impressed by the grandeur of this beautiful building and the views are spectacular. Located right next to the Shirley home, this is a must-see stop on the driving tour through the...More

Thank 441paml
Reviewed 24 June 2017

This stands high on a hill, next to Shirley house overlooking a fieild of battle. A most imposing monument.

Thank MWK51
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Well maintained monument that served to remind us of the greatness of our beautiful country, in SPITE of all the people who nowadays seem to want to tear this great nation down!

1  Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This is a very special monument. I was happy that I could go inside and see its beauty. It gives you more understanding about how big the Battle of Vicksburg really was.

Thank Caleb J
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

This is the "ILLINIOS MEMORIAL" not sure why it is listed as it is. This imposing edifice looks over the battlefield adjacent to the Shirley House. This memorial has all the names of those soldiers from Illinois who fought during the seige of Vicksburg. This...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
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